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Grenada

Grenada

Caribbean

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Geography

Area: 345 sq km

One larger island north of Trinidad and some of the Grenadine islets south of St Vincent. The most southerly of the Windward Islands in the West Indies.

Population: 104,342    Annual Growth: 0.36%

Capital: St. George's

Urbanites: 31%

HDI Rank: 74 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: English, but a distinct Grenadian dialect thereof is much more common    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians97,76893.70-0.4
Evangelicals20,44719.60.7

Challenges for Prayer

Christianity in Grenada accounts for the vast majority, but most are nominally Catholic because of the earlier French legacy. However, several mainline, conservative and emerging denominations enjoy a healthy existence. Points for prayer include:

a) Unity among denominations. The mainline denominations enjoy strong connections through the Conference of Churches of Grenada. Evangelicals are taking steps toward greater unity and cooperation through a recently formed Evangelical Alliance. Pray that such unity would be genuine and effective rather than superficial.

b) Moral and family decline, even in evangelical congregations. Sexual promiscuity and teen pregnancies are widespread; around 45% of households are led by women, with men absent (often abroad in search of employment).

c) Lack of vision in churches. There is very little missionary vision or evangelistic impetus, although there are signs of improvement in this area.

d) Support ministries. There are two Christian bookstores, one in St. George’s run by the Berean Bible Churches, and an independent one in Grand Anse. Radio ministry includes Good News FM broadcast from Grenada and Harbour Light, a Christian radio station that broadcasts on AM and FM to Grenada and the Windward Islands. Churches consider the six Christian and church-run schools to be important ministries.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Grenada.